Joint Chiefs chairman ‘embarrassed’ by Secret Service prostitution scandal

Joint Chiefs chairman ‘embarrassed’ by Secret Service prostitution scandal

POSTED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:32am


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said Monday that the U.S. military was “embarrassed” that American service members are involved in the Colombian Secret Service scandal.

“We let the boss down,” Dempsey said at the Pentagon on Monday.


While Dempsey said the Defense Department still doesn’t know exactly what occurred in Colombia, he said that the incident — which led to 11 Secret Service agents being placed on leave — distracted from the substance of President Obama’s trip to Colombia.

At least five U.S. service members were also involved, and the Pentagon said Monday that the number could be higher
 

Read more here at The Hill.

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Too bad these career CIA and military MEN couldn't keep it zipped up and frequented a strip club and prostitutes in Columbia while on a security detail...would doubt this is an isolated incident, but most likely just the tip of the iceburg...and it just took one woman, who was ticked off enough for not being paid for her "services," to expose (sorry!) this out-and-out stupidity. Don't try to pin this on President Obama...leave it at the doorstep of the Joint Chiefs and the CIA!

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